Homelessness Feral Cates: an example of homelessness Shelters Responsible Pet ownership training Spay/Neuter Animal Cruelty
Dr. Joanne M. Roesner, DVM DAVBP
Feral cats are a direct result of irresponsible pet ownership!
There are 4000-6000 shelters in the US.
No time for pet
Too many pets
No home for littermates
Too many cats
No home for litter
10 top Reasons for Owner Turn In
Only 15-20% of pets in the USA come from shelters.
Success of efforts to control animal overpopulation hinge on increasing public awareness of shelters as a source of pets and sterilizing pets to avoid unintentional litters.
Pet Population Control
Shelter Success depends on:
As pet overpopulation is addressed successfully, shelters can move more into a role of championing animal well being.
Pets are a lifetime commitment.
Pet needs are more than food, water and shelter.
SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!!!
Then 1 cat could result in 80,399,730 cats.
(e.g. 1 year -> 12
2nd year -> 68
3rd year -> 382
And on and on.)
Then 1 dog in 6 years could result in 67,000 dogs
Defined: mistreatment that is malicious, deliberate and repeated.
Abuse – satisfaction from dominance
Neglect – passive maltreatment
Cruelty – satisfaction from suffering
It is our responsibility to report animal cruelty and neglect!
Spectators at staged animal fights should be prosecuted!